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Nigella Express
Nigella Express
by Nigella Lawson
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for Gastronomics and Home Economics!, 21 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Nigella Express (Hardcover)
The book Nigella express was a very bad Christmas present, which I received of the gracious head of Ashted Wood Grammar school for boys, and girls and boys at sixth form, Mr Benjamin Upstart, M.A, who's specialist subjects are theological studies and Home Economics, hence the present. The book however was poorly written by Mrs Lawson, who has made many grammatical mistakes perhaps due to the fact it was written on an express train, this brings us on to my next point, the point is that there is no references whatsoever to trains, which is a particular hobby of mine, thus, it was a disappointing read, if only Mrs Lawson was a train enthusiast (I could have sworn that she was present at Railfest 85', in Luxembourg) The recipes are very uncreative particularly her Flying Scotsman, and the text is extremely innuendo prone, lines like "I'm always up for spotted dick after a few glasses of Chateau le blanc". However, Upstart insists that the text was good for his as class in Home economics and ethics, and so I shall reverently recommend such a dogmatically sound assumption. Yours in academia,Dr. Prof, T.G.G.S.A.Vass, VIIII, PhD, B.A, M.a; BSC, MSC, MPHYS, LLB, STD, STB, STA, DIP PHYS, MTHEO, M.CHEM, M.BIOCHEM (OXON), ET CETERA..
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Chemistry for Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))
Chemistry for Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))
by John T. Moore
Edition: Paperback

8 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it said on the tin, 25 Oct. 2007
The other day, Perkins, a chemistry student of mine at Ashted Wood Grammar school for boys, said to me "Dr Vass would you recomend the book 'Chemistry for Dummies'?", I told him that because he had clearly showed compentent IQ level to be accecpted in to a grammar school, of high repute, than he should not be reading tomes, whos target audience was that of "dummies", which suffice to say produced a laugh, as good as you would get from the well sized A2 Class. However, later on the deputy head boy, perversly called Simkins, and of good chemistry grounding, recomended the book as good for light reading of an evening,thus, we have an explanation: this book is useful for all those who want a light read a nought else, In internet and science, Dr. T.G.C.S.A.Vass, PhD, M.A, B.A, M.chem,M.phys, L.LB, P.G.C.E, E.T C.E.T.R.A.
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Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals (Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics)
Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals (Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics)
by Kurt Gottfried
Edition: Paperback
Price: £46.99

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!FUN!FUN! Physics Classic!, 23 Oct. 2007
Well what can a humble phsyics devotee say, but this is a great laugh to read, Gottfried's Quantum Mechanics, is a tome I come back to again and again, and always come away feeling satisfied
in truth it could be a little longer, I once read it on the train going to York and finished it in Hull! Saying that there was an hour delay, so dont feel bad if takes you a while to read first time round.
I am juding my reader is a physics student so you probably know enough already! Ciao for now!
T.G.G.S.C.Vass, B.A, M.A, M.PHYS,M.CHEM, B.HIST, P.H.D, LL.B, P.G.C.E, B.s.c,, et cetera!
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A Short History Of Nearly Everything (Bryson)
A Short History Of Nearly Everything (Bryson)
by Bill Bryson
Edition: Paperback

9 of 70 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bill Bryson stick to what your good at!, 23 Oct. 2007
Having enjoyed Bryson before, reading pretty much his whole cannon, and being a physics
and chemistry student at York and Bonn Universities respectivelly, I was keen to read what
my fellow colleuges had called a great rough guide to science. So! I took the book away and expected
great things from the author who had brought us so many light classics. However, after reading approxamitely 200
pages,I was throughly miffed. Bryson, is a careless Scientific writer and often does not have a great enough knowledege
of his subject matter, as result he is vauge and confusing, and this is a PhD graduate talking here! If I were, like so many of my fellow colleuges at
my Univeristy, a non science specilaist I would find this tome over complicated and often inaccurate! A Scientific thersaurus would have been well spent here
and I am sure Bryson is not so poor that he could not afford this! The big glaring error in both paperback and hard back editions is the fact that the notes are not numbered
thus in the text we have no indication of where notes are meant to occur, again, I am sure Bryson has written enough books to know how to use notes! Most embarasing! So, to conclude, stay away from this book
and read some better rough guides to Science, i.e. Hawkins Brief History of time, which SHOE owes a lot, and read Bill at his best, Notes from a small island. Now after that rant if you'll excuse me I have to find a use for this monster!
Thomas Gregory George Sixtus Abdul Vass VII PhD, M.A, B.A, MChem, P.G.C.E, M.Phil,,, LLB.

Epilouge; Simkins, the deputy head boy at Ashted Wood Grammar for boys, and girls and boys in sixth form, said to me in today's double Geology; "Dr. Vass, I reccently read your stellar essay dealing with Bryson's inferior work, " 'A short history of nearly everything', however, I was throughly shocked to see J. P. Bedell's slanderous comments that your spelling was not up to his poor standards". So after physics I looked in this matter and indeed I found a comment which questioned my very foundations in academics, according to Bedell, I lacked comeptent grammar skills for someone of my acadmeic grounding! I now suspect that this rogue is probably none other than Bill Bryson himslef. Indeed, it would be typical of Bryson to attack other peoples skills, and he was most likely very envious of my credentials. He is also a silly sausage, and overweight. "Bedell", also lacks basic Mathematical skills, as he claims it took me 28 years to acheive my degrees, incorrect, it was 27, as I did my Mchem in 2 years, due my outstanding talents in this feild. To conclude, "he" used the word "eh", what kind of word is that? Or as Bedell would say "kinda" (insert american accent hear). Thus, we can conclude from my damning come back that Bedell is a man who has no mathematical skills, in envious, and has much time on his hands to question my grammar. Touche.
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